Bluetooth Web Servers to Invade the Home

From ZDnet – Cambridge Silicon Radio has embedded a tiny Web server into its Bluetooth chips, potentially allowing control of everything from DVD players to central heating from a Web browser. Bluetooth may be best known as a wireless technology for connecting mobile phones and PDAs to a PC, but it could become even more useful as a way of controlling home electronics and appliances from any Internet-connected device, according to Bluetooth chipmaker Cambridge Silicon Radio.

The company is already making Bluetooth chips for consumer devices that include a simple Web server, giving each device its own Internet address via the next-generation Internet Protocol, IPv6. A user in an airport for instance could simply type the address into a Web browser in a handheld computer, laptop or kiosk and program the video recorder… Read the full article at ZDnet

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